Our Services

Our Services

Robert Derector Associates is a full service engineering firm with a local feel and a global reach. Founded in October 1980, RDA's practice focuses on the MEP engineering design and commissioning of corporate offices and mission critical facilities, as well as on the modernization of existing building infrastructures.

Specialty Divisions

Robert Derector Energy and Sustainability
Robert Derector Mission Critical
Robert Derector Telecommunications


As a premier engineering firm specializing in Commercial Interiors, the cornerstone of our business lies in our strong tenant advocacy. Among the services we offer are:

  • Site Identification & Lease Analysis
  • Building Evaluations
  • Due Diligence Reports
  • Construction Engineering Support
  • Master Planning
  • Building Infrastructure Evaluation
  • Central Plant upgrades
  • Energy Audits
  • Maintenance and Operational Assessments
  • Refrigeration & Heating Plant Design
  • Heat Recovery Systems
  • Monitoring and Controls Systems
  • Fuel Oil Storage & Delivery Systems
  • Building Management Systems
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modeling & Analysis
  • Under Floor Air Distribution, Radiant Heating & Cooling
  • Thermal Storage Systems
  • Smoke Control & Exhaust Systems
  • Service Entrance & Power Distribution Design
  • Capacity & Demand Analysis
  • Sub-metering Systems
  • Standby & Emergency Generation Systems
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems
  • Special Grounding and Lightning Protection Systems
  • Energy Audits
  • Lighting Controls Systems
  • Shielding
  • Storm and Sanitary Drainage Systems
  • Commercial Kitchen Design
  • Natural Gas & Propane
  • Water Recovery & Treatment Systems (Gray Water)
  • Automatic Fire Protection Systems
  • Fire Pumps
  • Fire Water Storage & Standpipe Systems
  • Gaseous Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems
  • Dry Pipe & Pre-Action Sprinkler Systems
  • Fire Alarm Design
  • Air Sampling Smoke Detection (ASSD) design
  • Voice Communication and Evacuation Systems
Our Energy and Sustainability Group provides analysis to help commercial tenants, building owners and data centers understand how they use energy, and what they can do to use less. Our services include:

  • Energy Modeling for Commercial Tenants
  • LEED v4 Energy Modeling
  • Building Energy Audits and Retro-Commissioning (Including for NYC Local Law 87)
  • Energy Modeling for NYC Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC) Compliance
  • Renewable and Alternative Technology Feasibility Analysis
  • Portfolio-wide Energy Efficiency Strategies
Although many in the industry know RDA as a leader in the MEP design of high-tech tenant fit-outs and building modernizations, since 1980 we have also designed over 2 million square feet of high reliability Data Center and Trading facilities for major financial and technology institutions. The RDA Mission Critical Group (RDMC) is a team of professional design and consulting experts in the fields of Electrical, Mechanical, Fire Protection, Telecommunications and Security dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients with mission critical operations. The Mission Critical Group Services Include:

  • MEP Design of Tier I-IV Infrastructures
  • Risk assessments
  • Load density evaluations
  • High density IT cabinet cooling solutions
  • 3D Computer modeling of air conditioning
  • PRA–Probabilistic Reliability Assessments
  • Single points-of-failure analysis
  • Budget & schedule compliance reviews
  • Commissioning documents
  • Integrated BMS & power monitoring systems
  • Factory witness testing
  • Pre-purchase documents for long lead items
  • Short circuit, Coordination & Arc Flash studies
  • Voltage Profile studies
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • On-site engineers
  • Commissioning & Peer Review
  • Design Review
  • Level 1 - Factory Testing
  • Level 2 - Component Verification
  • Level 3 – Vendor Setup
  • Level 4 – Functional Testing
  • Level 5 - Integrated Systems Testing
  • Operator Training
  • Installation, Operation and Maintenance Manual
  • Review
  • Forensic Evaluations
  • LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning
  • Infrared Surveys
  • Power Quality and Disturbance Analysis
  • Operating Procedures Manuals
In the Information Technology area, RDT offers the following design, engineering and implementation administration services:

  • Information Technology infrastructure strategic planning
  • Site evaluations and due diligence surveys
  • Data center planning
  • Campus distribution planning
  • Low voltage pathways systems
  • Signal grounding systems
  • Cabling system performance modeling and evaluation
  • Structured copper and optical fiber cable systems
  • Cable system conformance testing and troubleshooting
  • Infrastructure administration solutions
  • Voice systems planning, evaluation and implementation
  • Turret systems evaluation, selection and implementation
  • LAN/WAN systems
  • Carrier selection, coordination and service ordering
  • RF Shielding
  • Building Systems integration
  • Design/build and construction management services
In the areas of electronic and physical security and alarm monitoring RDT offers the following Design/build and construction management services:

  • Access control and alarm monitoring systems
  • Biometric identification systems
  • CCTV systems engineering
  • Threat analysis
  • Detection system
  • Integrated security management systems
  • Vehicle control and identification systems
In the area of Multimedia systems, RDT offers the following design, engineering and implementation administration services:

  • Videoconferencing systems
  • Audio conferencing systems
  • Multimedia presentation systems
  • Paging and sound reinforcement systems
  • Satellite, CATV and MATV systems
  • Digital signage systems
  • Conference center and auditorium systems
  • Integrated control systems
  • Design/build and construction management services

New York Office

19 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
212.764.7272 - info@derector.com

New Jersey Office

250 Pehle Avenue - Suite 200
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
973.307.9200 - nj@derector.com

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